By Boot Recruit Myra

Have ya been there lately?  That phrase comes from one of our family’s most loved movies The Princess Bride.  There are several places that felt like the “cliffs of insanity” this week, like Wal-Mart. It seems every parent in our town was there on Sunday afternoon getting all the sack lunch supplies for the return to school.  Your mail box may feel like that after the holidays, and the bills roll in!  Which reminds me of another quote from a little-known surfer dude named Canoe in the Disney Movie That Darn Cat.  He said it so well when he muttered “bills, bills, bills, nuthin’ but bills”.  Maybe your “cliff of insanity” moment was getting the tree back up in the attic or trying to get out of the North East after that epic blizzard.  What a great expression for those taxing moments in our days that thankfully come to pass but hopefully with a good story to tell and some humor tagging along.

If you are climbing such a cliff right now, take heart dear reader.  Should you need some encouragement, check out Boot Campaign’s featured images from the 2011 Rose Bowl with Marcus Luttrell as an honored guest:

or grab yourself the January 10 issue of Country Weekly Magazine.  Turn to page 50 and delight in the story of Joe Nichols new video release (due out Jan 25) featuring Marcus Luttrell, founder of Lone Survivor Foundation and Veteran, Chad Fleming.  Just looking at the photos (with BOOTS ON!, oh yeah!) will give you hope.  It may even spark a moment of gratitude for them and enthusiasm for you to finish well.  The song states: I’m doing alright for the shape I’m in. It is the embodiment of what these guys have endured in service to our country and didn’t allow it to beat them!

No matter what shape you’re in when you finish with your current “cliff of insanity”, rest assured you can sing along with Joe’s tune and enjoy some time at the summit, even if only for a minute!


About BootCampaign

The Boot Campaign is a grassroots initiative started by five women from Texas known as the Boot Girls. The Boot Campaign is a new way Americans can show their support for our active duty service members and veterans. This grassroots campaign has captured the attention of American celebrities and civilians – from professional athletes, politicians, country music stars and more – and is quickly gaining momentum. Money raised will support troops and veterans through the work of the Lone Survivor Foundation and other charities.
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